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Simple Fall Mantel Decor

Since painting my Mom’s fireplace a moody blue, she loves when I go over and change up the seasonal mantel decor for her – this time I lent her some decor pieces to put together really simple fall mantel decor.  I took these photos in the evening, just to try something new because I’m always photographing spaces on the brightest, sunniest days but fall (for me, anyway) is about making peace with shorter days and embracing the cozy mood at night.  Evening photography is difficult, it turns out…

Simple Fall Mantel Decor

Here’s What I Used for Mom’s Simple Fall Mantel Decor:

I used the DIY felted wool leaf garland we made from a thrifted wool blanket.  We actually made that for winter decorating, but I realized that it works so well for fall decor too!  And I love the contrast of the creamy white wool against her chalk painted blue fireplace.

DIY Felt Leaf Garland

I also brought over every tiny pumpkin I own (mostly from the dollar store) and scattered those around the garland.  They’re mostly metallic hues, like copper and bronze, with a few light blue chalk painted ones, and I absolutely love that color palette with the dark blue fireplace.  Here’s a great assortment of white and gold ones, in all different sizes, for a similar look.

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The painting I made for my Mom awhile ago works with any seasonal decor, it’s such a nice neutral backdrop (here’s the summer mantel decor and last winter’s mantel decor).  But maybe I should paint her something new for this winter?

Simple Fall Mantel Decor

We added some copper fairy lights for ambience.

Simple Fall Mantel Decor

Finally, I gave her a beautiful vase I found at the landfill, of all places.  It’s made in France and has a really lovely bronze hue – with just a touch of green in real life – and it glows so beautifully when the lights hit it.  Some dried Eucalyptus (from my powder room makeover reveal post) completes this super simple fall mantel decor.

Vintage Vase with Dried Eucalyptus

It’s easy and effortless, but adds a little festive touch and cozy glow to my Mom’s living room.

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Series.  Today we are sharing our Fall Mantel Decor Ideas with you!  Be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration by visiting the links under the images below.

Warm Earthy Rustic Fall Mantel Decor at The Happy Housie

Elegant Boho Fall Mantel Decor Ideas at The DIY Mommy

Fall Mantel with Dried Florals at Deeply Southern Home

Vintage Fall Mantel Decor at Rambling Renovators

A Simple Fall Mantel at Craftberry Bush

Simple and Colorful Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Mantel at The Tattered Pew

Moody Fall Mantel at Modern Glam

Vintage Fall Mantel Decor at Joanna Anastasia

Simple Modern Fall Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker

Boho Cottage Fall Mantel Ideas at Tatertots and Jello

Simple Fall Mantel at A Pretty Life

Modern Fall Mantel at Clean & Scentsible

Adding Fall Touches in the Living Room at House by Hoff

Simple Fall Mantel Decor at Maison de Cinq

My Fall Mantel: Tips for Creating a Cozy & Inviting Space at Life is Better at Home

Cozy Farmhouse Mantel Decor for Fall at She Gave it a Go

Five Minute Fall Mantel at Finding Silver Pennies

Fall Shelf Styling Two Ways at My Sweet Savannah

Simple Fall Mantel Decor at Dans le Lakehouse

Modern Boho Fall Mantel Ideas at Life is a Party

Fall Fireplace Mantel Decor at Hallstrom Home

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  1. Miriam
    September 15, 2021 / 8:48 am

    Hi Tanya, I don’t often comment, but wanted to say thank you for sharing such good designs that are so simple to execute. It’s so much fun to see something beautiful online and say “huh, I think I could do that”. Very much appreciate your approach to decorating and styling!

    • September 15, 2021 / 10:01 am

      Thank you so much for your comment, Miriam, you really made my day! I’m so glad you feel inspired by my ideas 🙂

  2. September 18, 2021 / 9:08 am

    Such a soft mantel for fall! Looks lovely!

  3. Laura
    July 18, 2022 / 4:48 pm

    This mantle is very peaceful and ‘cool’ looking. I like how it is all simple yet well put together. Hats off to the photographer, too!

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